“Allow me to clear away some mud: I am not a Czar appointed by President Obama. I am not at the FCC to restore the Fairness Doctrine through the front door or the back door, or to carry out a secret plot funded by George Soros to get rid of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck , or any other conservative talk show host. I am not at the FCC to remove anybody, whatever their color, from power. I am not a supporter of Hugo Chavez.” Lloyd called the “campaign” against him “incredible” and said it has generated “hate mail and death threats.”Lloyd said his writing shows “that my focus, my long-standing interest, is not Limbaugh, Beck, or [Lou] Dobbs, it is not the right-wing haters.” He continued, “My focus has long been the health of the American republic and what I see as the central role of communications policy in that republic.”
Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Hot Air, Fox News, Michelle Malkin have called Mark Loyd a "neo-nazi" who wants to silence "conservatives in the media."
ThinkProgress begs to differ:
The most absurd attacks have come from pundits like right-wing radio host Michael Savage, who has called Lloyd a "neo-Nazi" and "piece of garbage" intent on closing down "conservatives in the media." He said that Lloyd's title - Chief Diversity Officer - is "code word for the KGB." For the record, Lloyd has a distinguished career on communications policy issues. Most recently he was a vice president at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He taught communications policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as general counsel to the Benton Foundation, worked as a communications attorney at a major D.C. law firm, and has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism.